Is Shoaib Akhtar going to buy Lahore Qalandars?
Is Shoaib Akhtar going to buy Lahore Qalandars? Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar is disappointed with the performance of Lahore Qalandars in this year’s edition and has suggested that changing the ownership of the franchise would be better for both the owners and the league.
Shoaib Akhtar said that he was ready to buy the franchise by paying cash from the current Lahore Qalandars owners Rana Brothers. He said the team needs to be restructured as the people involved in the franchise, including the owners, management and players are not looking serious about winning the PSL trophy. Shoaib Akhtar added, “I asked the Rana brothers to sell me their team.
I will name it Lahore Express and change the management. The current team owners and management are not serious about cricket, they are wasting a big brand like Lahore. Lahore Qalandars are becoming the worst team in the history of PSL.
He has qualified for the playoffs only once in six seasons and has been last in the points table four times.
Lahore’s best run in the PSL came last season when they qualified for the final for the first time in their history, eventually losing to rival Karachi in a highly anticipated match.
Despite the services of international level players like Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhr Zaman, Rashid Khan and Shaheen Afridi, Lahore once again slipped out of the top four. Before the start of the new season, Lahore will need to re-evaluate itself and the Lahore Qalandars will need to make some much-needed changes to be considered as a serious contender for the PSL trophy.